Passivhaus Affiliate

Passivhaus for Educational Buildings


Campaign Objectives


Case studies    

Phase II

Harris Academy Sutton - Image credit: Jack Hobhouse

Building upon the success of the Passivhaus Social Campaign, and due to an increased demand, the Trust is running a 2020 campaign dedicated to the adoption of the Passivhaus Standard for educational buildings.

Aimed at those involved in the education sector, the Passivhaus Educational Buildings campaign intends to encourage the adoption of Passivhaus and provide guidance to clients on the process of procuring Passivhaus. From local authorities delivering schools & learning centres, to University estates covering bespoke large education spaces to student accommodation, and everything in between.

Following the official launch in July 2020, the Trust has run 3 subsequent events, looking at policy and case studies in Scotland, Passivhaus for university buildings, and Passivhaus for schools. All events have been recorded and recordings will be made available soon. Access will be free to local authorities and staff of educational institutions.


Up next

Phase II of the campaign in 2021 will build on the knowledge shared over the 2020 event series. It will include:

  • Short guidance tailored towards Passivhaus for educational building clients (media & format TBC)
  • Further online webinars in 2021, particularly on refurbishment
  • Further engagement with the Department for Education about Government policy and trial Passivhaus projects
  • Press and promotion to encourage further PH education buildings
  • Access to the PHT Client Advisory Service

Sponsorship opportunities for Phase II are available now.



George Davies Centre - Image credit: Martine Hamilton-Knight


Key campaign objectives

  • Promote & encourage implementation of the standard & increase awareness of Passivhaus in educational buildings & student accommodation.
  • Highlight the benefits that Passivhaus can bring to occupant comfort and learning outcomes
  • Engage with the Department for Education (DfE) on guidelines & requirements for education buildings


Case studies

There are over 10 certified Passivhaus schools in the UK with plenty in the pipeline. Award winning University buildings are pioneering the standard at scale, and several are now looking to integrate Passivhaus into their sustainability strategies across the whole campus estates to reach net zero carbon targets.

Enterprise Centre 2019 UK Passivhaus Award winner George Davies Centre
Wilkinson Primary School, large projects winner 2015
Burry Port Primary School
Rocking Horse Nursery classroom
Stebon Primary Kellogg College Hub, CBG Consultants STEM building



Due to Covid-19, all the events are being held online via zoom.

Passivhaus for Educational Buildings: Scottish policy & case studies - 09 Sept 2020 Passivhaus for Eduational Buildings: University case studies - 16 September 2020 Passivhaus for Educational Buildings: Schools - 23 September 2020



Thanks to the campaign sponsors:

Willmott Dixon logo


Further sponsorship opportunities for Phase II are still available. Sponsors are encouraged to share knowledge, with the aim to increase profile & recognition amongst education clients:

  • An opportunity to highlight projects & services
  • Send client invitations to campaign activities with priority booking
  • Collective marketing power by promoting materials through the marketing channels of sponsors / partners
  • Sponsor logos will be presented on the campaign webpage
  • Sponsors will be mentioned in newsletters, press releases & social media in relation to the campaign as appropriate

To discuss opportunities please email: .


Further Information

Passivhaus Schools and Educational Buildings

Brilliant Buildings: Delivering Sustainability

Air Quality in Passivhaus Schools Supports Learning

Indoor air quality and health - ASBP healthy buildings tutorial 

The Massive £4bn Project to Keep Oxford World-Leading

Carter starts Cambridge Passivhaus rooms

O’Donnell + Tuomey wins University of Leeds student hub contest




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Asbp healthy buildings tutorial indoor air quality and health